Guyana’s female hockey team endured a less than ideal start to their 2018 Central America and Caribbean Games (CAC) campaign after suffering a 0-4 defeat against the Dominican Republic in Colombia yesterday.
The pool A encounter saw the first two periods going scoreless.
But it was the Dominican Republic side who broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when Marian Gonzalez converted a field goal.
Three minutes later, Cecilia Oflaherti recorded another field goal to hand her side a 2-0 lead after which Ana Williams and Agustina Birocho found the back of the net with two additional goals in 55th and 57th minute respectively to give the Guyanese a 4-0 defeat.
Guyana, needing a win to advance, will take on Cuba today in their second encounter. Guyana’s men team, playing out of pool B, will also spring into action today in their opening encounter when they take on the Dominican Republic.
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico were the other winners in the female grouping on the opening day after defeating Guatemala and Cuba 12 – 0 and 3 – 0 respectively.